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Judy Wang

Judy Wang is the anchor of the CLTV weekend morning news. She reports general assignment stories during the week for CLTV, the WGN Morning News, and WGN Midday News. Judy joined CLTV in May 1995 and WGN TV in August of 2009.

Her 1997 documentary entitled “Gina’s Journey”, about a teen girl’s battle with aids, won CLTV second place honors from the National Press Photographers Association for Best Documentary. It was CLTV’s first national award. Judy hosted five of CLTV’s “Community of Cultures” programs in honor of Asian-American Heritage Month. She is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association and the Radio Television News Directors Association.

Judy is a San Francisco native who grew up in Chicago’s Rogers Park community. She graduated from Glenbrook South High School in Glenview in 1984 and the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1988. In 1985, she spent one summer studying at Tamkung University in Taiwan. She has been an anchor/reporter at KGAN-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, WAOW-TV in Wausau, Wisconsin, WTZH-TV in Meridian, Mississippi, and KOMU-TV in Columbia, Missouri.

Judy studied ballet, tap, and jazz dance before beginning her television career. She enjoys pilates, shopping, broadway shows, and opera. Judy has served as master of ceremonies for many charity fundraisers and as the grand marshal for Chicago’s Chinese New Year parade. She serves on the advisory board of the Chinese American Service League– the Midwest’s largest social service agency serving Asian Americans.


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